Sundown Roughneck Band
The "Pride of the Oil Patch"
The award-winning Sundown Roughneck Band,
under the direction of Mike
Glaze and Georgann Weisgerber,
is located in Sundown, Texas, approximately 40 miles southwest of Lubbock. The
band program, part of the Sundown Independent School District, boasts one of Texas'
longest standing traditions of musical excellence. Few schools achieve and
enjoy the level of success and accomplishment earned by this band. They have
received the coveted UIL Sweepstakes Award for first division ratings in
marching, concert, and sight-reading 50 times including consecutively for the
past 29 years. The "Pride of the Oil Patch" has advanced to the UIL State
Marching Contest 21 times, appearing in the finals each of those years and
placing among the top three on fifteen occasions. The band captured its
seventh state championship in 2011. On five occasions, the Roughneck Band has
been chosen to represent the state of Texas at the National Independence Day
Parade in Washington, DC.
Sundown elementary students receive regular music
instruction through the fourth grade. All SISD students become part of the band
program starting in the fifth grade and continue as part of the middle school
band in the sixth and seventh grades. The high school band consists of students
who choose to participate in grades eight through twelve. High quality
instruments are provided for all students participating in the Roughneck band